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One syslog to rule them all

  1. Build the syslog container:

    docker build -t syslog .

  2. Run it (replace with the fqdn of your central syslog

    docker run -e "" --name syslog -d -v /tmp/syslogdev:/dev syslog

  3. Start another container to send logs:

    docker run -v /tmp/syslogdev/log:/dev/log ubuntu logger hello

  4. Use the docker-exec command to inspect syslog container directly, after some logs have been generated

    docker exec -t syslog tail -f /var/log/syslog

  5. See in the log message show up in the "tail" container.

Env Vars

  • LOGGLY_HOST - get from loggly
  • LOGGLY_API_KEY - get from loggly
  • LOGGLY_TAG - e.g., production, staging, docker-east


For more information on this approach, see Multiple Docker containers logging to a single syslog.

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